Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government today sealed four unauthorised diagnostic laboratories in Rajouri district, an official spokesperson said.
The raids were carried on the directions of Deputy Commissioner of Rajouri Mohammad Aijaz Asad after complaints were received from various quarters about labs employing unqualified staff and giving wrong diagnostic results, thereby risking lives of patients, he said.
A joint team of officials from the revenue and health departments raided 17 diagnostic and clinical labs in Rajouri town and Manjakote area under the supervision of chief medical officer Dr Suresh Gupta, he added.
During the raids, four labs were found violating the norms of the Nursing Homes and Clinical Establishment Act, the spokesperson said.
All the four labs were immediately sealed and action was initiated against them under the rules, he said.